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>> reporter: denise, the commissioner told us tonight that gun used was so small, you could fit it in the palm of your hand. now, the gunman had a concealed weapons permit for about the past four years in virginia. but he had no record of doing anything violent. and the commissioner doesn't believe he planned this either. >> one day after the terrifying lockdown at world-renowned johns hopkins hospital, new information is coming to light about paul partis, the gunman who shot his elderly mother's doctor, then killed her and himself. >> we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine, coming and visiting his mother that, he always had that gun. >> reporter: investigators say partis was distraught over has 84-year-old mom's prognosis, and used a 32-caliber, cal tech semi automatic handgun, like this one, to shoot dr. david cohen, who will survive. partis' gunman said -- neighbor
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said he will survive. >> i think he felt like he might have been partially responsible. >> partis had no criminal record. the incident rattled the nerves of those who are simply trying to get back to normal. >> it was a mad house. >> the fbi is helping to gather information on partis. and they're still looking into whether he gave any signs that he was capable of taking such desperate actions. he wanted to be with her as much as he could. >> i have not seen any premeditation. no one has communicated to me any level of premeditation. >> reporter: dr. cohen, who was shot, has two children. he has a wife and a nurse here. he's well known. >> mike. thank you.
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gigi barnett continues our coverage. live with more on the hopkins security. and the challenges of keeping thousands of people safe every day. gigi? >> reporter: police say every step and safety measure taken yesterday had been previously tested during training simulations. even the tech messages sent to workers on their cell phones. police say it's one reason many of them return to the campus today. >> reporter: these e-mails sent to johns hopkins doctors and staff today offered counseling services and a weekend briefing into yesterday's barricade situation. it's a direct response from the hospital. the workers who watched and worried as s.w.a.t. teams stormed the 8th floor of the campus's melton building. >> you come to the hospital to get seen. and sign up and it totally like puts you, like makes you think, what is going on? >> reporter: now, more than 24 hours after police say paul warned partis, shot his mother's doctor, held himself inside her room, and committed
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murder-suicide, the hospital security is under question. how well did officers respond? and can they stop it from happening again? >> i would give us high marks for how well the whole thing proceeded. there were some missteps. none of them cost anyone their -- you know, hazarded anyone's safety. >> reporter: city police commissioner fred bealefeld said he knew at all times where the suspect was in the building, thanks to lightning fast communication. between his officers and security. but as for the metal detectors, bealefeld says it's not likely, considering the number of people who visit every day. >> police officers and security professionals aren't equipped with x-ray vision. they're not. >> we want to be reasonable. >> this kind of things happens everywhere. >> it has. at least three other medical centers nationwide have experienced something like it. back in april, they shot and wounded two others. inside knoxville, tennessee.
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>> next step is to review their response and help workers cope. >> reporter: while bealefeld says those metal detectors will probably not come to johns hopkins, others are using stronger lighting, and tougher bag checks to protect workers inside the hospital. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of the shooting at johns hopkins hospital. wjz is always on. for updates on the investigation and the doctor's condition, go to police were forced to shoot an unarmed man just blocks from the u.s. capitol building. the man pointed a gun at them around 5:00 this morning and refused to drop it. they opened fire on the man. he is being treated in the hospital. his name is condition are -- name and condition are not being released. finally, some closure in the primary race for baltimore state attorney.
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jessamy has conceded to gregg bernstein. pat warren has more on the outcome of this contentious race. >> reporter: this is the same block where gregg bernstein declared his candidacy. and today, he declared victory, ending pat jessamy's 15-year run as state's attorney. >> the nominee takes a bow. >> when we began this campaign, a little more than two months ago, almost everyone said that we didn't have a chance. >> reporter: the incumbent bows out. >> i called gregg bernstein. and i advised him that i was conceding. and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> reporter: statecity state -- city state's attorney patricia jisamy said she had -- jessamy said she had a pleasant conversation with her opponent but it's with a condition.
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an orderly completion of the process. after some ballots were left out of the count. and yesterday's absentee ballot count. during both of which, bernstein has maintained a thousand-plus margin of victory. >> the results showed we attracted a large group of people. people are ready for change. >> i am not one to dwell in the past. i am one for moving forward. and i think it's time to do that. >> reporter: baltimore police commissioner fred bealefeld backed byrne -- bernstein but thanked pat jessamy. >> there is no doubt she dedicated her soul to her job. >> reporter: and jessamy plans to work on an anti-violence policy. >> if there is somebody out there today who is dissatisfied with this election, my thing is, don't let us be fighting for votes. let us join together to fight for the future of the city. >> reporter: no arguments
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there. >> the tough part, making baltimore safe, starts now. greg bernstein is fully expected to win the general election. so the focus now is on transition of office. reporting live from east baltimore, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hill. >> thank you, pat. stay with wjz for complete coverage of 2010. for the stories about the candidates running in november's election, log onto state senator ulysses curry has pled not guilty. the state senator is accused of illegally using his influence. curry has stepped down as chairman of the senate budget and taxation committee in the wake of the scandal. but he is still a senator, running unopposed in november's general election. unthinkable crime. shocking details about a woman held captive for nearly a year
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in a baltimore county apartment. mike schuh has more on these disturbing allegations. mike? >> the victim in this case has a mental disability. these are the charging documents. they describe what mace police say happened. -- what police say happened. the most disturbing i've ever read. >> they brought the woman to gbmc. the woman slipping into a coma. >> she said she went to pick her up, brought her home to clean her up and brought her leer to the hospital. -- here to the hospital. but two weeks later, the victim awoke and told police what had been happening for the past year. >> she was basically kept locked in a bathroom for a year. >> reporter: she was bound for a tan robe for months in -- hope for months in a bathroom. those were only let loose when she had to go to the bathroom. >> reporter: and during that time, she was only fed three times a week. >> basically starved her.
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>> reporter: and it's alleged the man in the apartment, jermaine smith-bey continually beat her. she had a right eye blinded from trauma. missing her upper lip. lacerated sexual organs. deep cut exposed muscle. large burn. >> what this amounts to seems like torture. >> it appears to. >> neighbors, horrified they weren't able to stop the abuse, tell me the couple looked normal. they heard arguments but paid it no mind. >> it appears the motive was purely financial. >> these two were stealing the victim's social security benefits. she gave birth to a boy. she wasn't allowed to see or hold the baby. neighbors thought the baby was kimberly king's. >> the charging documents also saying that the children of kimberly king, ages 8 and 16,
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secretly in the middle of the night, would bring the victim a blanket and a pillow, because she had to sleep on the cold, hard floor. denise, back to you. >> horrible. thank you, mike. >> bail was denied for king and smith-bey. all three children are now in the custody of the state. police are investigating a triple stabbing on board a bus. mta police say two men stabbed a man in his 40s during a heated argument. the suspects were also wounded. they were taken into custody at the scene. all three are expected to be okay. $115 million. the federal stimulus money will improve broad band internet service across maryland. mary joins us live from the newsroom with more. >> reporter: the funds are coming from the u.s. department of commerce. they will make it possible for the state to expand high-speed internet service. even in areas that do not get it right now. the project will also create more than 1200 new jobs.
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local healthcare centers also stand to benefit from increased broadband, allowing them to use electronic record keeping. kai, back to you. >> today's announcement was streamed live from emerging technology centers in canton to memorial centers in easton. a very nice friday evening to head into the weekend. can we look forward to an equally pleasant saturday and sunday. bob will update conditions from the first warning weather center. bob? >> those days keep getting shorter. look at that. the sun is practically going down. take a look at radar. nothing going down here. there it is. over the ocean. caused pretty severe weather. we had a couple of big storms here. northeast in maryland. and rain in some areas last night. right now, very pleasant. mid-70s. tomorrow, temperatures again in the mid- to upper 70s. maybe 80 degrees. very comfortable weather all weekend long. that front is going to bring us a little warmer weather on sunday. another dry, four or five days
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headed our way. maryland's oyster-growing program is expanding on the magacy river. today, they brought two cages to the magacy. students will help to beef up the population. more than a thousand various residents are working to grow oysters. tributaries, including a friend of mine, who had done a story about putting the oysters out in the bay. and trying to restore the magacy and other places. >> it's working in a lot of places. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. surprise storm in the big apple. the nation's nation's busiest city under a tornado warning. the problem of teen pregnancy. how baltimore city aims to keep teens from growing up too fast. and a spike in crime. visitors are wondering if they're safe. and what's in store for the weekend?
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national data has shown a slight decrease in teen pregnancy. in baltimore, the numbers show a trend. but city leaders plan to outline a plan to do more. the birthday of a child -- birth of a child can be among the most wonderful experiences of life. when a teenager is the parent,
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it can be consumed by an overwhelming responsibility. >> you need to be mierndful -- mindful and learn the proper way to put your child to sleep. >> reporter: that's why the mayor wants to reduce teen pregnancy and infant mortality in the city. >> children of teen mothers often have high rates of medical, developmental, and educational problems. today, we'll be talking about what can be done to reduce team birth -- teen birth. >> reporter: the teen birthday rate in baltimore was 61 birth for every 1,000 females, ages 15 to 19. with hispanic and african american girls having the highest rate. it's a reality that hurts teens educationally and economically. >> teen moms are less likely to graduate. only 40% of teen mothers graduate, compared with 45% of their peers. a child born to a teen mom is
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54% more likely to repeat a grade in school. and is also more likely to drop out of high school. >> reporter: to lower the birth rate, the city plans to help teens by improving availability of services, improving education, and availability of leaders. >> this is a multifassetted issue. it's a health issue. children of teen mothers are also less likely to receive proper nutrition and adequate healthcare. >> by the way, mayor stephanie rawlings-blake learned about this a lot early on because her mom was a pediatrician. the plan was a joint effort. 25 feet in the air. a fellow hunter found 55-year- old paul kemper near the stand in darlington with an
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unattached safety harness beside him. maryland natural resources are investigating the death. well, at least one person is dead in new york city. after a surprise storm batters boroughs. there are unconfirmed reports that a tornado touched down in the big apple. randall pinkston reports on the wild weather. the tree right in front of vincent matis's queens home stood tall for years until recently. >> it had to be a tornado. because in 25 or 30 seconds, it was all over. >> reporter: it was a quick storm. but very destructive. in staten island, the roof of this auto body shop was ripped off. in queens, brooklyn, and parts of new jersey, crews are out, trying to clear lines. >> this is typical of the damage. huge trees. this is more than 40 feet tall. crushing winds.
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downing power lines. causing millions of dollars in damages. >> reporter: tornadoes are rare in the northeast. but amateur video shows what appearses to be funnel clouds in the sky. tornado warnings were posted for three of the city's five boroughs. residents say they have never seen weather like this in new york city. >> it was devastating for us really. it's a very, very experience. >> thousands of residents are cleaning up from a brief but fierce storm that left a lasting impression on the nation's largest city. randall pinkston, cbs news, forest hills, queens. an investigator today surveyed the storm's aftermath to determine whether or not a tornado really touched down. >> a small tornado in jersey. and ocean county, new jersey. we saw some big storms in elkton that moved toward that direction. it was part of the very, very strong system. for us, shower activity around the region. take a look at temperatures
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around the region. 76. northwest winds at 8. humidity low. barometer rising. we'll come back and look at a nice weekend after this. and wjz asked to see your purple pride. and you delivered. here's what some of you sent us to see the complete slide show. or to send in your picture, go to ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back.
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looks like a great weekend shaping up. pleasant temperatures. i guess that's the key. turn off the air conditioning out there. ideal temperatures. mid-70s. 74, ocean city. the warm spot. and it has been the last couple of days. 80 down at pax river. dew points, low at 55. another comfortable night. a little breeze now. that will calm down overnight. and the skies will clear out tonight, with light wind. temps will be dropping back. some spots, upper 40s, low to mid-50s. garrett county, some of the valleys out there, 42. 43. by tomorrow morning. it is mid-september. and temperatures starting to cool down. to our northwest, an area of low pressure. kind of weak, is moving across the great lakes. behind it, another shot of
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cooler, canadian air. but ahead of it, the winds go swefts. temperature -- southwest. temperatures again in the mid- 80s in some spots. we expect that maybe on sunday. then when a front comes through sunday night. maybe a few clouds. turning cooler. but it's only in the last day or two. looks like another big warmup will move our direction by the middle of next week. could be back in the mid- to upper 80s. meantime, beautiful, pleasant conditions all weekend long. front comes through, pretty much dry all afternoon. very, very dangerous situation here in mexico. as carl came ashore, a very strong hurricane. it's weakening now. there's going to be a lot of landslides. i'm sure there will be a lot of reports of damage and flooding there in mexico. that's the storm weakening. now, igor has dropped down to a category 2. however, it's going to still go right across the middle. we think sometime saturday night into sunday. a very dangerous storm for
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bermuda, unfortunately. it's going to be a mess here. and julia weakening as it heads off to the northeast. northeast winds, 5 to 10 knots on the bay. bay temp on the low to mid-70s. tonight, then, clear, comfortably cool. 54, let's call it, as an average low. tomorrow, nice sun. and nice afternoon. another high near 80 degrees. which is one or two degrees above average for september 18th. >> one or two. compared to how many above where we were? >> yeah. >> this is not too bad. still ahead on eyewitness news at 6:00. a life-saving cancer drug. under fda review. are the benefits worth the risk? i'm jessica kartalija. anne arundel county police headquarters. tonight, police need your help tracking down three suspects involved in a sexual assault. i'll have all the details straight ahead. on wjz. and it was the crime that made headlines. a woman that attacked with acid. why authorities now say it
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didn't exactly happen that way. hello, everybody. tgif friday. stan saunders here in the sports palace. ravens getting ready for a big bout versus the bengals on the road. we have a preview. and the orioles, looking to spoil the yankees ride. that and more coming your way as eyewitness news continues. ,,
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it is just before 6:30. 76 degrees with a few clouds. good evening. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> her story shocked the nation. now, a woman in vancouver, washington, could face criminal charges for making up a horrific acid attack. manuel galeg us has the story for wjz. >> bethany storro got national attention and sympathy when she first spoke from the hospital three weeks ago. >> why did this happen to me? and then i'm okay. i'm sorry. >> she claimed a black woman threw acid in her face. now, police say it was all a lie. >> from the very beginning, her story had a lot of holes and red flags. and as we developed more and
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more information, it was very clear that this was probably a self-inflicted act. >> reporter: investigators got a search warrant thursday. and when they confronted storro with their suspicions, she crumbled. >> during the interview, ms. storro admitted that her injuries were self-inflicted. >> reporter: she could be charged with filing a false report and possibly fraud, if she spent any of the money people donated to help. police wouldn't comment on why she did it. >> is there a motive? i'm sure there is. and one can only wonder what her state of mind is. >> a woman in arizona was burned by acid in what might have been a copy cat attack. >> my initial reaction was, it couldn't be possible. i thought, no, that's got to be some rumor out there or something. but i just can't imagine someone doing this to themselves. >> reporter: police don't believe velarde was targeted at random. but they still don't have a suspect.
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manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. >> now, police say storro seems very remorseful for the hoax. a short time ago, bp says crews began pumping cement to begin sealing up the oil well in the gulf of mexico. >> the company says there is no longer a need to use mud along with the cement because pressure from the well is no longer an issue. bp expects to have the well completely sealed by saturday. this all started back in april when an explosion on the deep water horizon oil platform killed 11 workers and then started the worst oil spill in u.s. history. the government estimates half of the 206 million gap gallons of -- million gallons of oil that leaked into the gulf of mexico is still in the waters somewhere. baltimore city police are searching for a man in connection with a stabbing at power plant live downtown. detectives are seeking the identity of the man in the green shirt.
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anyone with information is urged to contact metro crimestoppers. that number there on the screen. 1-866-7-lockup. the victim in the stabbing is recovering. the search is on for the three men involved in an alleged assault in odenton. it has been nearly a week. and both suspects are still on the loose. >> reporter: anne arundel county police are asking residents in this odenton neighborhood to be on the lookout for anything suspicious. this, after a victim came forward, telling police she was sexually assaulted. >> the adult female actually came to the western district 11:30 that morning. alerted officers that she had been walking in the area of scottsdale in the early morning hours. >> the incident allegedly took place around 2:30 in the morning, saturday, september 11th. behind the scotts manor apartment. the victim tells police she was approached by three men who dragged her into a dark area. she says one of the men then
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sexually assaulted her. >> described the suspect as a white male, sweatshirt. the victim also certified a one- inch scar on his left cheek. >> another suspect described as a white male, around 5'7." >> again, just remind folks to be vigilant. aware of your surroundings at all times. report police of any suspicious activity. >> reporter: keep a cell phone handy and be aware of your surroundings. >> reporter: anne arundel county police sent out a reverse 911 call, where they notified residents of the alleged sexual assault. they'll also be out in the neighborhood, handing out flyers with the suspect's sketch. in anne arundel county, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you have any information, you're asked to call the anne arundel county sex offense unit. the number again on your screen. 410-222-3468. a troubling increase for the d.c. metro system is
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reporting a 24% surge? crime. last month, about 70 young people were involved in a large brawl. the number of incidents has nearly doubled from just four years ago. metro police say the theft of electronic devices accounted for a large portion of that increase. in tonight's wjz healthwatch report, the fda has delayed an important decision on the cancer drug avastin. the agency is trying to decide whether to revoke approval of the drug for breast cancer patients, after studies showed it wasn't very effective in many patients. sandra hughes reports for wjz. >> reporter: christy turnage may have end stage breast cancer. but the mother of four isn't at the end of her life, saying she says to the cancer treatment avastin. >> this is truly given me my life back. >> reporter: avastin has been used successfully in colon and lung cancer patients. and in 2008, the fda gave the drug temporary approval for breast cancer. it works by cutting off the
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tumor's blood supply. but recent studies found it wasn't effective in most of the women who participated. and there were potentially life- threatening side effects, like internal bleeding. >> in totality, it seems that avastin did not improve the overall survival of the life expectancy of women with breast cancer. >> reporter: in july, a group. experts recommended avastin's approval for breast cancer be revoked. >> reporter: while research shows avastin doesn't work well in many breast cancer patients, there are doctors who say the drug is vital to some. >> the reality is, i have patients who have been kept alive for years on the drug. >> reporter: christy turnage believes avastin has kept her alive. and that's why she has gotten thousands to sign a petition, asking the fda to keep the drug available to patients like her. >> i want to see my grandchildren. i want to see my daughter grad utand get -- graduate and get married. >> reporter: they believe it should remain an option.
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if the fda decides to revoke approval, it's believed insurance companies will stop paying for the expensive drug. sandra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. it is now believed the fda could make a decision on the drug in december, after more research is reviewed. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. a look at the high-tech plans for the state. $115 million in stimulus funds. tips for planning a fall garden. and coverage of friday's high school football game. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. the most solemn of the jewish high holy days begins in less than an hour. yomyom kippur. this represents the day god forgave the jewish people for the golden calf. jewish people fast for 25 hours, from sundown today until sundown saturday.
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the holiday stresses forgiveness, personal responsibility and starting over. still to come on wjz's eyewitness news. terror alert. the pope makes an historic visit to the uk. why scotland yard believes someone wanted to attack him. what prince william had. military pilot. that story ahead. bob turk in the first warning weather center. a nice weekend ahead. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz is always on. here are the top stories on at this hour. for updates and updated forecasts any time, log onto ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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five years later, natalee holloway's mother remains committed. she goes to jail to confront the man suspected in her daughter's disappearance. beth twitty said she entered the jail and confronted him. she said she wanted him to know she's determined to find out what happened to her daughter. holloway disappeared on a graduation trip in 2005. a terror alert hit london today, during the post historic visit to britain. six men are in custody.
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and police say they may have been plotting the attack against the 84-year-old pontiff. charlie d'agata reports from london. british security teams are on guard after uncovering a suspected terror plot, targeting pope benedict. scotland yard says counter terrorism teams got word of a threat overnight and launched a predawn raid on an office in central london. five men are under arrest between 26 and 50 years old. all reportedly of arab descent. police say they haven't found any hazardous materiality in their searches. the pope spokesman said the pontiff was told about the threat as he visited with thousands of catholic school children. >> not many people see and i'm really happy. >> scotland yard took a closer look at the security arrangements in place for the pope's four-day visit here and decided there is no need to change the pope's itinerary. pope benedict almost always
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travels in his bullet-proof popemobile. with eight to 10 bodyguards. the alleged plot against him comes amid anger over the child sex abuse scandal in the catholic church. >> i'm a victim of sexual abuse as a child. i was abused by catholic priests. i was beaten up by catholic brothers in my school. and i feel that the pope's message is of hate. >> reporter: further protests are expected until the pope leaves on sunday. the terror suspects could be in custody until then. british police can hold them for questioning for seven days without charge. >> reporter: in london, charlie d'agata, wjz eyewitness news. >> until now, pope benedict has not been the target of any serious attacks. but his predecessor, pope benedict john paul, was nearly killed in an assassination attempt in 1991. exciting news in chile. a bore hole. workers will now use a wider drill bit to create a large hole, large enough to rescue
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the men. the miners will help by shifting debris falling from the hole. the process could take as few as six weeks, but that's much sooner than the original date expected, which was christmas, if you'll recall. john stewart and steven colbert take their political feud to the national mall. stewart announced on the daily show, his television show, that he will be hosting a, quote, rally to restore sanity, at d.c.'s national mall, october 30th. in the same area, colbert is promoting a counter rally, and encouraging participants to bring five pairs of underwear. nearly 25,000 people are expected at the mall. they may get more than 25,000. they're very popular. britain's prince william has a new job. you can now call him flight lieutenant william of wales. prince william, who is next in line for the british throne, is
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now a rescue pilot. he will be based in wales, where he's living with his long- time girlfriend, kate middleton. as heir to the throne, william can't be sent to battle. >> he's living with his long- time girlfriend? it's official? we can say that on news? >> i think i just did. >> it's a new day. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight. big changes are coming to your insurance benefits. and they're going to cost you. what's really behind the increase? we'll have that story and more tonight on the cbs evening news. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. back in a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ male announcer ] the kfc double down. today is the day i double down. double meat, double cheese, double bacon. double awesome. get yours today. so good. ♪ so s-o g-double-o-d good the sun is sinking on a pleasant friday. and it's shaping up to be a beautiful weekend. bob will update the five-day forecast. first, here's a more detailed look at what we can expect. enjoy the day. go jogging. 7 or 8. it will be pleasant in the 50s. really nice afternoon. with a lot of sunshine. temperatures tomorrow. back up in the upper 70s. will be up to 80 before it's all said and done. a little warmer. 83 and cooler monday.
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80 on tuesday. still rather dry. 86 by next wednesday. denise? >> still to come on eyewitness news tonight. the maryland terps gear up for their battle with nationally ranked west virginia tomorrow. ,
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money.
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typical politician. definitely.
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hello, everybody. downtown at the yards tonight. look for a real interesting baseball game to unfold. once those suddenly rejuvenated orioles host their rival. last time these two met, days ago, the o's took two of three from the pinstripe. yanksesyankses -- yanks trail tampa bay by a half game in the a.l. east. so the o's who swept toronto can play for more than just pride. they can play spoiler, too. the difference could be pitching. with that, kevin millwood, at 3- 15. with an e.r.a. of nearly 6. we'll start with the orioles. starting for the yankees. a.j. burnett. 10-13 overall. 1-1 since going win little since august. -- winless since august.
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t-minus two days and counting. nfl regular season. and among the combatants for whom that bell tolls. now, they go to cincinnati. defending afc north champs who man handled the purple birds twice here and at home. >> our guys know these guys. it's not going to be hard for us, because we know who they really are. and we know which bengals team we're going to see. we're going to see the division champs. that's how they're going to play on sunday. >> ravens, 2 1/2-point favorites at cincinnati. meantime, heading into the crucial showdown. be sure to check it out. here, 1:00 sharp, on sunday. nfl news. ravens' top draft choice. sergio kindle, falling down two flights of stairs. the question is, will he get on the field at all this season? >> he's got some serious issues that he's dealing with. i think the chances of him playing this year are slim. we're going to be very, very careful.
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the doctors will be very careful. sergio will be very careful. with that type of an engineer. -- injury. >> but he's going to get himself a contract anyway. and those maryland terps, coming off a win against morgan, prior to that, the win against navy. they're now undefeated, 2-0. going to west virginia. >> kind-the best of us. one of our things, up know, our team goes to win the next game. west virginia is our next opponent. it's going to be a great challenge. he mentioned divine. you just saw him. tevan austin. one of the great high school players. he's a threat to west virginia. but it's maryland at 2-0, against number 21, west virginia. and boy, maryland has their work cut out. >> i hope it's a good season. >> he is doing good so far. >> i think he'll be all right,
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though. >> do you? >> i think. >> thanks, stan. big weekend for sport negligence maryland. and we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,
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don't miss tonight's cbs prime time lineup. at 10:00, it's the hit show, flash point. followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. well, it was an unforgettable start to the school day are if some students in california. that's because mr. pickles, a 30-foot inflatable gorilla, stolen from a kia dealership, was found on top of their high school. police believe that at least four thieves had to have been involved in order to move the 400-pound inflatable ape. the consensus on campus was that it was a senior prank. some say it was probably the best senior prank in years. and finally tonight, they're being dubbed the real- life yogi bears. these bears in finland all like to stretch in positions that
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closely resemble yoga poses. she appears to know a little of pilates as well. her favorite is to lean back and give her abs a good workout. >> that's funny. >> it is. because people throw food when they do that. >> and that could be. >> who in the world could take a 30-foot gorilla and nobody notices? >> i don't know. >> i'd give those students an a for engineering. let's take a look at today's almanac. how warm did it get up today? our normal high is 78. and record 91, 90. 67 last night. 56 is your average low. and the record, 44 degrees, back in 1984. have a great weekend. >> thanks, bob. that's it for us tonight. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm denise koch. thanks for watching wjz. there's much more ahead on ,,
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>> couric: tonight, sarah palin. can she see the white house from iowa? >> you betcha! >> couric: meanwhile, there are calls for a criminal investigation of another rising g.o.p. star. i'm katie couric. also tonight, ambush in afghanistan. american soldiers under fire. one is shot in the helmet and survives. a tree falls in brooklyn and more in queens, but was it a tornado that swept through new york city? and we'll end the week by spinning a few records and watching them go down. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we don't know if sarah palin intends to enter the presidential race. the only failed vice presidential candidate in modern times who ever went on to win the white house was franklin


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